Jharkhand Assembly Election Result: BJP respects mandate given by people of Jharkhand, says Amit Shah

The BJP is hoping to retain power in the state following facing setbacks and winning fewer seats than expected, in both Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, in comparison to 2014 elections. In addition, several allies of NDA, this time chose to contest the 2019 assembly election on their own.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 21:11
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The initial trend for the result of the Jharkhand Assembly Election on Monday showed that a JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is inching closer to victory in the state and the BJP is trailing. The counting of votes for the 81 assembly seats in Jharkhand began at 8 am at 24 districts headquarters. The seats went to polls in five phases from November 30 to December 20. BJP candidate and CM Raghubar Das is trailing in the Jamshedpur East seat and Independent candidate Saryu Roy is leading. JMM's Hemant Soren leading in both the seats--from Dumka seat against BJP's Lois Marandi and from Barhait against BJP's Simon Malto.

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In 2014, the BJP and AJSU alliance had fetched 42 seats, but Sudesh Mahto who led AJSU in the polls decided to jump into the Jharkhand battleground alone, without his old ally. Mahto lost the Ranchi Lok Sabha elections in 2014 after he was trounced in a bypoll in 2018 by a JMM greenhorn from Silli. In the backdrop of these political developments, Babulal Marandi-led JVM acquires a distinct position.

Here are the live updates:

23 December 2019, 21:11 PM

Thank you for staying with Zee News for live updates on the results of Jharkhand Assembly election 2019. 

23 December 2019, 20:26 PM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das tenders his resignation from the post to Governor Draupadi Murmu, at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

23 December 2019, 19:40 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren for election results. Kejriwal said the last two phases of Jharkhand polls took place after Citizenship Amendment Act and the issue of NRC and BJP leaders had aggressively raised the issue during poll campaigns.

23 December 2019, 19:38 PM

After Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, people have decided to keep BJP away from power in Jharkhand also: Sharad Pawar

23 December 2019, 19:36 PM

"Dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019. All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India," Chidambaram tweeted.

23 December 2019, 19:36 PM

Former union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram thanked the voters of Jharkhand for siding with the coalition of JMM-Congress-RJD and added that the election results have shown that the BJP is 'slipping' nationwide. 

23 December 2019, 19:34 PM

I also applaud the hardworking party karyakartas for their efforts, tweets PM Modi.

23 December 2019, 19:34 PM

JMM leader Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by a margin of 13,188 votes and Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25,740 votes.

23 December 2019, 19:34 PM

PM Narendra Modi congratulates JMM leader Hemant Soren for Jharkhand election victory, thanks people of Jharkhand for giving BJP chance to serve state

23 December 2019, 18:34 PM

Priyanka Gandhi talks about the families of the victims who lost their lives in the protest against Citizenship Act. Referring to the mother of one Suleiman, Priyanka said, "His mother told me that my son has been martyred for the country. Let us resolve that the Constitution of India will be saved."

23 December 2019, 18:16 PM

Amit Shah on Jharkhand election results: 

"We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the people for giving the opportunity to BJP to serve the state for 5 years. BJP will remain committed to the development of the state. Congratulations to all the workers for their tireless hard work."

23 December 2019, 18:10 PM

Nalin Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha wins from Sikaripara against Paritosh Soren of BJP with a margin of 29471 votes.

23 December 2019, 18:09 PM

Kushwaha Shashi Bhushan Mehta of BJP wins from Panki against Devendra Kumar Singh of Congress with a margin of 37190 votes.

23 December 2019, 17:55 PM

Sona Ram Sinku of Congress wins from Jagannathpur against Mangal Singh Bobonga of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) with a margin of 11606 votes.

23 December 2019, 17:55 PM

Rajendra Pd. Singh of Congress wins from Bermo against Yogeshwar Mahto of BJP with a margin of 25172 votes.

23 December 2019, 17:52 PM

Naman Bixal Kongar of Congress wins from Kolebira against Sujan Jojo of BJP with a margin of 12338 votes.

23 December 2019, 17:51 PM

Amar Kumari Bauri of BJP wins from Chandankyari against Uma Kant Rajak of AJSU with a margin of 9211 votes.

23 December 2019, 17:39 PM

Joba Majhi of JMM wins from Manoharpur seat against BJP's Gurucharan Nayak with a margin of 16019 votes. 

23 December 2019, 17:38 PM

Niral Purty of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha wins from Majhganon seat against BJP leader with a margin of 4719 votes. 

23 December 2019, 17:36 PM

Jagarnath Mahto of JMM wins from Dumri seat with a margin of 34288 votes. 

23 December 2019, 17:16 PM

Raghubar Das expresses confidence that he will win from Jamshedpur (East).

23 December 2019, 17:15 PM

I will address the media when final results are out: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das 

23 December 2019, 17:02 PM

Lambodar Mahto of AJSU wins in Gomia seat by 10,937 votes defeating his rival candidate Babita Devi of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

23 December 2019, 16:59 PM

I want to thank Lalu Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi and all Congress leaders for all the support & for believing in me: Hemant Soren

23 December 2019, 16:59 PM

All the grand alliance leaders will sit together and form a strategy for the state: Hemant Soren

23 December 2019, 16:56 PM

JMM's win is the victory of our grand alliance. Sibu Soren's hard work paid off and led to our victory in Jharkhand election: Hemant Soren

23 December 2019, 16:55 PM

I am thankful to the people of Jharkhand for the mandate, says Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren in Ranchi.

23 December 2019, 16:55 PM

I thank the people of Jharkhand for giving clear majority to JMM: Hemant Soren

23 December 2019, 16:55 PM

JMM's Hemant Soren addresses a press conference after JMM-Congress-RJD's clear win in Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019.

23 December 2019, 16:39 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Nilkanth Singh Munda wins from Khunti seat with 26327 votes defeating his nearest rival Sushil Pahan of JMM. 

23 December 2019, 15:55 PM

BJP's KOCHE MUNDA has won from Torpa seat defeating JMM's SUDEEP GURIA by 9,630 seats.

23 December 2019, 15:48 PM

BJP's RAMCHANDRA CHANDRAVANSHI is leading from Bishrampur seat by 2,779 votes against Independent candidate NARESH PRASAD SINGH.

23 December 2019, 15:16 PM

JMM's SUKHRAM ORAON is leading from Chakradharpur seat by 13529 against BJP's LAXMAN GILUWA.

23 December 2019, 14:20 PM

BJP's LOIS MARANDI is leading from Dumka constituency by 461 votes against JMM's HEMANT SOREN. But SOREN is leading from Barhait seat by 9948 votes against BJP's SIMON MALTO.

23 December 2019, 14:13 PM

As per the initial trends at 2.10 pm, BJP is leading on 31 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 24 seats, RJD on 3 seats, AJSU on 3 seats, JVM on 3 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.

23 December 2019, 14:01 PM

Independent candidate from Jamshedpur East Saryu Rai says, "Lead of about 1,500-2,000 will continue in the coming rounds of counting. I could win by a margin of 30,000 votes."

23 December 2019, 13:06 PM

JMM's HEMANT SOREN leading in both the seats. He is leading from Dumka seat against BJP's LOIS MARANDI by 32,682 votes and from Barhait against BJP's SIMON MALTO by 26,862 votes.

23 December 2019, 13:04 PM

Independent candidate Saryu Roy leading by 14,479 votes in Jamshedpur East seat against CM Raghubar Das.

23 December 2019, 12:41 PM

JMM's HEMANT SOREN leading in both the seats. He is leading from Dumka seat against BJP's LOIS MARANDI by 2,463 votes and from Barhait against BJP's SIMON MALTO by 8,616 votes.

23 December 2019, 12:39 PM

We failed to convert the increase in vote percentage in seats. BJP govt did a lot of development work in Jharkhand but couldn't get the expected result. Opposition managed to get the votes: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain

23 December 2019, 12:38 PM

BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is trailing from Jamshedpur East constituency and Independent candidate Saryu Roy is leading by 771 votes.

23 December 2019, 12:21 PM

We were confident that Jharkhand will give clear majority to our alliance. Trends are good but I won't make comment until final result.We've clearly said that Hemant Soren will be CM candidate of our alliance: RPN Singh, Congress's Jharkhand in-charge.

23 December 2019, 12:18 PM

As per the initial trends at 12.15 pm, BJP is leading on 29 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 24 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.

23 December 2019, 12:10 PM

JMM's Hemant Soren is trailing from Dumka constituency by 10 seats against BJP's Lois Marandi.

23 December 2019, 12:05 PM

BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is leading from Jamshedpur East constituency by 156 votes against Independent candidate Saryu Roy.

23 December 2019, 11:58 AM

These are still early trends and it is not right to comment now. There are more rounds of counting to be held. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi. Had Saryu Rai caused damage, I would not have received the votes, which I did so far. Let me clearly state that we're not only winning but we'll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state: Raghubar Das, Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East.

23 December 2019, 11:49 AM

These are still early trends and it is not right to comment now. I'm sure BJP will win in the state and we'll form the government: Raghubar Das

 

23 December 2019, 11:44 AM

BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is leading from Jamshedpur East constituency by 1,449 votes against Independent candidate Saryu Roy.

23 December 2019, 11:42 AM

JMM's HEMANT SOREN is leading from Barhait constituency by 5,470 votes against BJP's SIMON MALTO.

23 December 2019, 11:39 AM

According to the early trends at 11.35 am, BJP is leading on 29 seats, Congress on 12 seats, JMM on 22 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 5 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.